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Depends on who i am buying for. If i am buying for school kids birthday party, they have to fit into my $10 budget. I have knack for getting things on special, so the present was originally like $20-or so and then on sale its like $10. But for freinds and family i put a little more thought and spend more money, but i still like to hunt for a bargain!!
I personally give what I think are nice gifts and put a lot of thought into it - but I don't break the bank.
A few years ago, we stopped buying for adults in the extended family and I think it was a great relief. Save our money, no stress about what they want, nobody obliged to keep up with the Joneses.
It’s all about the thought you put into it. It could be a $10 gift, or a $100 gift. It doesn’t matter so long as you feel you put some thought into it. Some of the cheapest gifts I’ve bought have been the most well received because of the thoughtfulness of it. Also, nice wrapping paper always makes something seem so much nicer than it is if it’s just in a bag or crap wrapping, mostly because it’s clear you put time and energy into it.
Sometimes I buy nothing sometimes cheaper always try to be thoughtful
I always Feel bad as my sister is the most generous thoughtful person
What does she buy you ?
What do you buy her ?
You have totally lost the meaning of gift giving.
Is a nice smelling candle or a small hamper of personally curated items for the receiver considered crap? Pls let me know because I really believe family/friends will appreciate. I don't usually have a big budget for gifts so I like doing hampers, or home-making simple gifts.
You have a good heart and shows you are a good person and thoughtful and keep your head up high
My hubby gets me to buy his mum gifts that cost more then I spend on my parents. She always give me the cheapest present out of all her children-in-laws. I know she doesn't really like me but she doesn't need to make it so obvious.
For birthdays my SIL gets spoiled A LOT more than her brothers, for example, for her 40th she got a 2 week holiday paid for and her brothers got $50 each. Pretty obvious who the favourite is.
My MIL gave her 3 sons $1500 put towards their weddings and SIL is getting her entire wedding paid for and her engagement party was paid for by MIL. My parents have each of their children the same amount each for our weddings.
My kids tend to get some cheap plastic presents, I don't worry they usually break quickly.